Oct
9
to Dec 31

2017 Inaugural Zoo Plein Air Contest

On Saturday, October 7th, Elder's 4 participants in the inaugural Zoo Plein Air Contest had work hung in a show at the Cincinnati Art Club along with 16 other high schools.  The 4 participants spent 2 days on September 30th and October 1st from 9-5 creating observational drawings from environments around the Cincinnati Zoo.  Elder nominated Drew Brown, Henry Burdsall, Chris Conway and Gabriel McDonald to participate in the event.

Congratulations to all the students for their creative work!

 

 

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Dec
4
to Dec 18

Art Club Christmas Party

The Annual Art Club Christmas Party will be held on MONDAY. December 18th in the Art Room.  It will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Art room.  Pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided thanks to the winning window painting team!  The Christmas themed movie will be Krampus.  All current and former Art students are invited to attend.

There will be a sign up sheet in the Art room until Monday afternoon.  If you think you may attend please stop by and sign up.  This will help us figure out how much pizza we will need to order.

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Dec
4
to Dec 6

Open Studios

There will be TWO Open Studios this week.  The first will be TUESDAY, DEC. 5th from 2:30 until 4:00.  The second one will be on WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th from 6:00-8:30 pm.  Both will be held in the Art Room. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to work on Semester projects.

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Nov
27
to Nov 29

Open Studio

There will be an Open Studio on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Art Room.  All students are welcome to come and make art, work on their semester project or normal 

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Nov
12
to Dec 8

Selections 2017 (November 12- December 8th, 2017)

For Selections 2017 at the Studio San Giuseppe at Mt. St. Joseph University, tri-state art teachers were invited to submit two artworks each, in any media, that were recently produced in their classes and were representative of the quality of their art programs.  Student-artists represent 41 regional high schools. There are 69 art educators participating in Selections 2017, and 124 students displaying their works. 

The exhibition is open to juniors and seniors.  The four students who are representing Elder this year in the show are:  Henry Burdsall, Austin Gilkey, Patrick Leesman, and Nathan Schatzman.  

Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University, at the crossroads of Delhi and Neeb in Delhi Township, 15 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  Admission is free.  For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314. www.msj.edu/ssg

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Altered Books on Display at the Westwood Library
Nov
12
to Nov 30

Altered Books on Display at the Westwood Library

Some of the Fundamentals of Art students have Altered Book Projects on display at the Westwood Public Library for the month of November. The Westwood Library generously donated the discarded books for the students to create their projects. The rest of the Altered Book Projects along with the students’ Mask Projects will be on display at Elder’s Library through the end of the year.

The students who have their books on display are:

Michael Faillace, Jackson Gutzwiller, Max Herms, Ryan Hofmeyer, Gabriel McDonald, Gabriel Neidhard, Kevin Schenkel, Matthew Telscher

The rest of the Altered Book Projects along with the students’ Mask Projects will be on display at Elder’s Library through the end of the year.

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Nov
12
to Nov 14

Open Studio

There will be an Open Studio TUESDAY, NOV. 14th from 5:15-8:00 pm in the Art Room. All are welcome to come and make art.

If any Poster Club members and clubs/ organizations would like to come and make a poster the room will be available as well. 

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Oct
29
to Nov 21

Community Service Opportunity

Every year the Elder Art Club volunteers to do face painting at the annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  If any art students or member of the Art Club are interested in helping out this year please see Mrs. Plagge for more specific information.  The parade is held on Thanksgiving morning.

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Oct
22
to Oct 30

Poster Club

There will be a Poster Club on MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th in the Art Room after school until 4 or 4:30.  ARTISTS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!!  We will be making a number of signs for the upcoming Open House.  

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Plagge.

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Oct
9
to Oct 13

BLINK Parade

BLINK will officially kickoff with the Future City Spectacular parade on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm. More than 2,000 participants, including members of local school, civic and church groups, will illuminate themselves and make their way on Vine Street from Findlay Market to Cincinnati’s Washington Park (just less than a mile).

Elder will be one of the groups represented in this amazing new parade by carrying the lanterns that art students painted.  Any art students, art club members or art loving friends and family are invited to participate with us in this one of a kind experience.  We will need to be at our location for the parade by 6:00pm.  If there is enough interest we will try to organize carpools that would leave Elder at approximately 5:15, hoping to return no later than 8:30.  If you or a parent would be able to drive, please contact Mrs. Plagge.

For more information on the parade and the entire weekend you can go to http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/ for more information.

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Oct
6
to Oct 29

Open Studio Times

The Art Room will be open for any students who would like to come and make art on the following dates and times (there will be more additional dates and times coming soon.):

1)  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd:  6:00-8:00 pm (Listen to 6th period announcements on Monday because the time may be extended)

2)  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th:  1:20-4:30

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Sep
22
to Oct 24

Elder/ Mercy Art Club Halloween Party

The Annual Elder/ Mercy Art Club Halloween Party will be Tuesday, October 24th form 6-8:30 at Mercy High School.  Art Club members, current and former Art students are invited.  There will be lots of frights, tons of treats, pizza, a special showing of "Lights Out", and a costume contest open to all. $2 admission covers everything including dinner! Sign up sheet is in the Art Room.   Please sign up before Z lunch on Monday.  Don't miss this final year of scares in the Mercy basement at this awesome event!

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Sep
22
to Sep 26

Art Club/Open Studio

There will be an Art Club/ Open Studio next TUESDAY, SEPT. 26th from 2:30 until 8:00pm.  The room will be available to make your own art or participate in the Lantern Project for the BLINK parade that was discussed at the first Art Club meeting.  

If you want to be  a part of the Lantern project, but are unable to make it on Tuesday please see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche in the Art Room by next Tuesday.

If you would like to know more about BLINK Cincinnati go to http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/about/?gclid=CJWcwIyvudYCFU1XDQodrFgEAg

Anyone who was interested in submitting a design for a possible hoodie, quarter zip or t-shirt please get them to Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche by next Wednesday Sept. 27th

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Congratulations to Drew Brown!
Apr
2
to May 31

Congratulations to Drew Brown!

On Saturday, April 1st, the 2nd Annual Catholic High School Art Show held a Closing reception at the Flats Gallery.  Elder Sophomore Drew Brown won the "Best in Show" award.  His painting, "Tale of a Whale", was chosen by the the juror panel from the over 40 pieces selected for the show.  

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2nd Annual Catholic High School Art Exhibition
Mar
13
to Apr 14

2nd Annual Catholic High School Art Exhibition

For the second year in a row, Nine Catholic High Schools in the Cincinnati area will participate in the 2017 Catholic High School Art Exhibition entitled “Imagine Our Spirit” generously hosted by The Flats Art Gallery in the Price Hill Incline District from March 25th – April 2nd.  

The four students representing Elder in the show are:

 Drew Brown, '19, "A Tale of a Whale", Acrylic Painting 

John Conners, '19, "Panther Man", Sculpture   

 David Dattilo, '17, "Untitled (Fear)", Digital Photograph

Sam Stauss '17, "Past Obstacles", Digital Photograph                                                              

Artist Kurt Grannan, professor at Mt. St. Joes, and Keith Benjamin, professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, juried the show.   They have curated a diverse range of exceptional work into the show from traditional media, to multimedia, digital, and large-scale, three-dimensional works.  We are super proud to be showcasing such a strong group of students that represent the ongoing spirit and tradition of Catholic High Schools of our area.  Join us for a catered opening reception Saturday, April 1st from 1-4 p.m. and vote for your favorite People’s Choice artwork.  Also find out the scholarship winners at the 3pm awards ceremony  –  $400 will go to best in show, $200 second place, and $100 third place, plus a $50 gift card to the People’s Choice recipient.  KB Partners LLC gifted the generous scholarships.   

The exhibition was organized by Elder High School art teachers David Buetsche and Kim Plagge in collaboration with Mother of Mercy art teachers Theresa Murphy and Murray Dwertman. 40 artworks are expected at the show; participating high schools include Elder, St. Xavier, McAuley, Mother of Mercy, Mount Notre Dame, Roger Bacon, Seton, St. Ursula and Ursuline Academy.

The Flats Art Gallery is located at 3028 Price Avenue in the Incline Arts District of East Price Hill. Full exhibition dates and hours are Sat 3/25  & Sun 3/26 (1-4 PM); Wed 3/29 (5-8 PM); Sat 4/1 & Sun 4/2 (1-4 PM)

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Visit from Elder Art Alum, Scott Wolfram
Feb
27
to Mar 31

Visit from Elder Art Alum, Scott Wolfram

On Friday, Feb. 24th, Elder Art Alum, Scott Wolfram, came to speak to the Art Studio 1 class and the Industrial Design class during 3rd period.  A huge thanks to him for his very interesting and informative presentation about the work he has been doing and all the possibilities that art can offer.  

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Feb
21
to Feb 24

Scott Wolfram, Elder Art Alum, Speaking to Art Classes

 

On FRIDAY, FEB. 24th, Scott Wolfram will be speaking to the Elder Fine Arts and Industrial Arts classes during 3rd period.  Scott runs Working Studio LLC.  "Working Studio, LLC is a design and collaboration partner specializing in problem solving unique situations throughout the design, production, and installation process. We bring a multi-disciplined background and an array of tools to develop, clarify, communicate, and create your ideas as they become a reality."  He works with Interactive Design, Construction Documentation, Electronic Controls,  Exhibit Consulting, Sculpting and Exhibit Support.

If you are interested in attending this presentation during 3rd period you need to see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche in the Art room for a form that your teacher will need to sign.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Art room.  

For more information on Scott's work, you can go to his website at www.workingstudiollc.com

 

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Editorial Cartoonist, Joe Hoffecker, Elder Class of '82, to speak at Art Club
Feb
17
to Mar 10

Editorial Cartoonist, Joe Hoffecker, Elder Class of '82, to speak at Art Club

The next Art Club activity will  be  THURSDAY, MARCH 9th at 7:00 PM in the Art room, WITH GUEST SPEAKER JOE HOFFECKER.  

Joe Hoffecker (Elder Class of 1982) is a native Cincinnatian who began cartooning at age 11 with a monthly comic strip for his grade school newsletter. A child of considerable dinner table political conversationalist parents, Joe gravitated towards editorial cartooning as a teen, particularly following the works of the works of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jim Borgman and the Dayton Daily News’ Mike Peters. After cartooning for the student newspapers at Elder High School and Northern Kentucky University, Joe landed a freelance cartooning gig at The Downtowner, followed by being hired as a design artist and editorial cartoonist at the Cincinnati Business Courier in 1987. In addition to the Business Courier, Joe’s work appears weekly in several Business Courier sister business journals across the U.S., and he also pens a cartoon each week for the international Sports Business Journal. Joe has won numerous awards for his cartoons, including from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland. A fan of the Queen City, Joe resides in the West End with his children and a golden retriever.

He will be discussing and showing his artwork as well as the process that he uses to create his political cartoons.  The presentation should last about 45 minutes with time to ask questions.

Joe credits Jim Borgman as making a huge impact on his career. Joe said this about Jim….”He is not only someone whose work I admire, but he’s a very gracious friend and I benefitted greatly from his advice and encouragement. If not for him, I would not be drawing today, and I can’t thank him enough”

To find examples of Joe's artwork you can follow the link below...

http://cincyillustrators.blogspot.com/2015/07/studio-space-joe-hoffecker.html

Any student who is interested in art or cartooning is welcome to attend!  Any questions please feel free to stop by the Art room to speak with Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche. 

 

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Feb
6
to Mar 5

ArtWorks Job Opportunity

Now Hiring: 2017 Apprentice & Teaching Artist Positions

Applications due in February. Interviews in March.

Transform Your City. 

ArtWorks is a local nonprofit with a mission to transform people and places through investments in creativity. Today, we’re the largest employer of visual artists in Greater Cincinnati earning national attention for our public murals and local acclaim as CityBeat’s 2016 “Best Opportunities for Local Artists.”

Annually, we offer over 200 paid summer and afterschool arts-based job training and creative opportunities for Greater Cincinnati youth (ages 14-21) and professional teaching artists/creatives.

Transform Your Future. 

This isn’t your average job. ArtWorks Apprentices train under the guidance of professional teaching artists and work side-by-side with other local youth to create public art and community impact projects. The majority of available jobs are in painting. Projects can also include:

  • Illustration, Digital Imaging, Drawing, Photography, Art Therapy, Sewing, Pattern Making & Graphic Design

Get Started: Apprentices (Ages 14-21)

ArtWorks is hiring passionate, young artists (must be between the ages of 14 – 21) who are eager to create art, make a difference in the city, work in diverse teams and build new skills. Apprentice wages start at $8.15. The majority or our projects start on or around June 5, 2017 and last for 4 – 8 weeks. Please note: In observance of 4th of July, there will be an unpaid, summer break week from July 3rd – 7th during which no project work will take place. 

A typical project schedule is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday – Friday. Additional year-round after-school employment opportunities are available.

Have Questions? Join us for one of our three Info Sessions/Portfolio Workshops (parents welcomed!) or you may email or call 513.333.3616. 

  1. Fill out an application (online is encouraged but a printable PDF application is available) and all required application forms (listed at the bottom of this page).
  2. Get your graphite pencil out! Show us your skills by completing 3 drawing tests and selecting art samples (please limit to 3 to showcase at your interview).
  3. Sign up for an interview time from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 at the Contemporary Arts Center (44 E. 6th Street, 45202) here: http://artworkscincinnati.appointy.com/
    • If you have a conflict and are unable to interview on this weekend, please email or call 513.333.3616. 

Important dates: Applications due 3/3

Please do not call to inquire about the status of your application. All applicants will be notified by employment decisions by mid-May.

 

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Jan
18
to Feb 28

Regional Scholastic Art Awards

The annual Scholastic Art Awards is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative students (grades 7-12) and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

Last year 609 schools represented our region.  Approximately 1,000 winning pieces of art will be displayed, out of nearly 5,000 pieces submitted and judged. Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention recognition and scholarships will be awarded to students.  Gold Key recipients go on to compete for national medals in an Exhibit and National Award Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.

The Elder Art Department would like to congratulate the following students for having their art pieces selected for the Regional Scholastic Art Competition:

Ryan Anneken '17 (2)  Gold Key and Honorable Mention

Zach Bischoff '19         Honorable Mention

Hunter Brockman   Honorable Mention

Kaleb Cox               Silver Key

John Paul Crump '18    Honorable Mention

Ryan Duell '19            Honorable Mention

Simon Feist '20 (2)      Gold Key and Honorable Mention

Adam Hammann     Gold Key and American Visions Nominee

Gabe Ludke            Honorable Mention

Bob Luebbering '19      Honorable Mention

Zach Rudolph         Honorable Mention

Sam Stauss '17 (2)      Gold Key and Honorable Mention

The Regional exhibition runs from January 20, 2017 until February 3, 2017.  Works will be on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati/ 1212 Jackson St./ Cincinnati, 45202.   

Open: Friday, January 20, 2017 (5pm to 9pm)
Visiting Hours: Monday - Sunday (9am to 9pm)

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Jan
2
to Jan 10

OPEN STUDIOS

***Due to the cancellation of school on Thursday, there will only be one more date for Open Studio for Art students. All Art students are welcome to attend.    Please see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche if you have any questions. The last date before exams is MONDAY, JAN. 9th.  It will be split between two times:  2:30-4:00 and 6:00-8:00pm. 

There will be THREE Open Studios before exams next week.  Students are also encouraged and welcomed to work on their art in the Art room if they have a study hall, before or after school or even during their lunch period.  Please see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche if you have any questions.  

1)  WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4th from 6-8:30 (Remember students get out of school at 1:50 on Wednesday, so you could stay and work in the Art Room until 2:30)

2)  THURSDAY, JAN. 5th from 2:30-4:30

3)  MONDAY, JAN. 9th from 2:30-4:00 and then from 6:00-8:00pm

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Dec
18
to Dec 19

Art Club Christmas Party

The Annual Art Club Christmas Party will be held in the Art Room from 6-8:30 pm on MONDAY, December 19th.  Food, drinks, and  snacks will be provided.  We will be viewing the annual Christmas movie beginning around 6:30.  This year that movie will be Gremlins.

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Nov
6
to Nov 16

Next Art Club Field Trip

 

Next Wednesday, November 16th, the Art Club will be going to the Makerspace at the Downtown Library. A makerspace is a place where creative people can gather, create, invent, and learn. Customers of the Library have access to 3D printers, audio and visual equipment, laser cutters and engravers, sewing machines, cameras and other hardware and software tools that they can use for free to create pretty much anything they can imagine.  

We have a tour scheduled from 3:30-4:30.   We will be leaving by 2:45 from the Art room and returning around 5:00. If you are a current or former art student or someone who just likes art and are interested in attending this field trip, please stop by the Art Room by MONDAY to sign up and pick up a field trip form.  Please see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche if you have any questions.

To find out more information about the Library's Makerspace and the equipmnet they have you can go to  ttp://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/makerspace.html

 

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Editorial Cartoonist, Joe Hoffecker, Elder Class of 1982,  to Speak about his Artwork
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Editorial Cartoonist, Joe Hoffecker, Elder Class of 1982, to Speak about his Artwork

PRICE HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S NOVEMBER MEETING

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd , 7:00 PM, WITH GUEST SPEAKER JOE HOFFECKER

AT THE PRICE HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

(Their meetings are open to the public so all are welcome to attend but the portion of the meeting where Joe will speak begins closer to 7:30)

Located at…

3640 Warsaw Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45205

At historic St. Lawrence Corner

Parking is available on the street and in the lot

of the Kroger store across the street.

 

Joe Hoffecker (Elder Class of 1982) is a native Cincinnatian who began cartooning at age 11 with a monthly comic strip for his grade school newsletter. A child of considerable dinner table political conversationalist parents, Joe gravitated towards editorial cartooning as a teen, particularly following the works of the works of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jim Borgman and the Dayton Daily News’ Mike Peters. After cartooning for the student newspapers at Elder High School and Northern Kentucky University, Joe landed a freelance cartooning gig at The Downtowner, followed by being hired as a design artist and editorial cartoonist at the Cincinnati Business Courier in 1987. In addition to the Business Courier, Joe’s work appears weekly in several Business Courier sister business journals across the U.S., and he also pens a cartoon each week for the international Sports Business Journal. Joe has won numerous awards for his cartoons, including from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland. A fan of the Queen City, Joe resides in the West End with his children and a golden retriever.

 

Joe credits Jim Borgman as making a huge impact on his career. Joe said this about Jim….”He is not only someone whose work I admire, but he’s a very gracious friend and I benefitted greatly from his advice and encouragement. If not for him, I would not be drawing today, and I can’t thank him enough”

To find examples of Joe's artwork you can follow the link below...

http://cincyillustrators.blogspot.com/2015/07/studio-space-joe-hoffecker.html

 

 

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Altered Book Projects on display at the Westwood Library
Oct
2
to Oct 28

Altered Book Projects on display at the Westwood Library

11 Art Studio 1 students have their Altered Book Projects on display at the Westwood Library until October 28th.  The Westwood Library graciously collected and donated discarded books over the summer so that we could use them for our project.

The students who have work displayed are:

Raymond Britton, Willard Cluxton, Luke Hastings, Collin Kandra, Ethan Pfaffinger, Ethan Plagge, Daniel Robben, Mark Schweinberg, Andrew Tate, Kelly Thompson and Evan Vollmer. 

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